Self-Driving Cars

Self-Driving Cars Face Psychological Speed Bumps

Industry and regulators seem ready to embrace autonomous cars, but consumers still need to be brought on board… More

  • Scientists are studying whether engaging in interesting tasks in an autonomous car might keep drivers awake and alert, or might distract them from preparing to take control of the vehicle when necessary... More

    How Monotony Promotes Sleepiness in Self-Driving Vehicles

    Scientists are studying whether engaging in interesting tasks in an autonomous car might keep drivers awake and alert, or might distract them from preparing to take control of the vehicle when necessary... More

  • Eye contact is enormously important in human communication, particularly in driving. Psychological research shows what can happen when autonomous vehicle technology replaces that interaction... More

    Self-Driving Cars Need Social Skills

    Eye contact is enormously important in human communication, particularly in driving. Psychological research shows what can happen when autonomous vehicle technology replaces that interaction... More

  • An interdisciplinary team of researchers are conducting experiments to learn more about how people might react to the moral quandaries posed by self-driving cars. ... More

    The Moral Science Behind Self-Driving Cars

    An interdisciplinary team of researchers are conducting experiments to learn more about how people might react to the moral quandaries posed by self-driving cars. ... More

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